'Poson Bathi Gee Miyasiya' (Buddhist devotional songs) musical programme was conducted at the Defence Ministry premises on June 6. It conducted to mark the Poson Poya Day. Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Eng. Karunasena Hettiarachchi was the Chief Guest. It had been organized by the Welfare Association of the Ministry.
Musical rendition was conducted by DI Senarathna and his group. During the occasion a cow destined for slaughter was also freed. The cow was handed over to the Sri Lanka Army Director Agriculture and Dairy Colonel B Gunaratna by Secretary Hettiarchchi. It was freed as act of compassion towards animals in this holy period.
Chairperson of the Seva Vanitha Unit of the MOD Mrs. Wasantha Gunawardana, senior Ministry officials, senior military officers and a large number of Ministry employees were also present at the occasion.